World Tourism Day (WTD), celebrated every year on 27 September, is a global observance to highlight tourism’s social, cultural, political and economic value.

WTD 2014 is being held under the theme Tourism and Community Development - focusing on the ability of tourism to empower people and provide them with skills to achieve change in their local communities.

Leading up to the official WTD celebrations in Guadalajara, Mexico, we want to hear from YOU. Let us know how you will be celebrating, send us your best photos on this year’s theme for the WTD Facebook album and join the #WTD2014 conversation on Twitter to share your thoughts and experiences with the global tourism community.

Throughout the campaign we will add a lot of interesting content related to tourism and community development. Stay updated on upcoming WTD news, keep checking back and make sure to follow UNWTO on Facebook and Twitter!


Participate! The WTD Blogger Competition! Participate in the WTD Blogger Competition about Community Development and be the one who get's to travel to Mexico. More here +
FB Photo Album Soon we will ask you to send us your best picture on this year's theme for our Facebook Album. Visit back to learn more.


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Updated information will be available always in English and Spanish, whereas information in French will be available shortly after.